A one-day event that will specifically look at security at live events has been launched.

The Event Safety & Security Summit (E3S), a one-day meeting that aims to bring together venues, touring and sport professionals and security experts, is being produced in close collaboration with the European Arenas Association (EAA), and National Arenas Association (NAA) with input from other industry professionals.

The event will take place at the Intercontinental Hotel at The O2 on October 10. The format of the day will mix practical presentations with panel discussions and keynote addresses.

“As pan-Europe’s specialised arena association, we share a responsibility to provide our members with access to industry security professionals, technology experts and counter-terrorism specialists,” said EAA president Brian Kabatznick. “The EAA joins the NAA and the ILMC in participating in this important E3S conference with the intention of providing our venues, staff, guests and tenants with the appropriate procedures and methods to safeguard our facilities and events.”

Martin Ingham, chair of the NAA, added: “Developments to improve the safety and security of everyone in our arenas has always been a key priority for the National Arenas Association. It is imperative that we continually and collectively identify and understand best practice in these areas and E3S gives us precisely this opportunity alongside other venues and industry experts.”